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Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.)

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays except for Seattle Public School holidays

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Denny Way entrance is closed


General admission includes unlimited Planetarium and daytime laser shows (free timed tickets required).

Planetarium shows are limited capacity and sell out quickly; reserve in advance.

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Plan Your Visit


PacSci offers plan-ahead pricing so that you can choose the best fit for your budget and schedule. The earlier you book your general admission ticket, the more you will save!

Prices are determined based on several factors, including capacity, attendance patterns, holidays, and events. This system helps us ensure we provide a consistent and positive guest experience no matter when you choose to visit us.

All General Admission tickets include unlimited Planetarium and daytime Laser Dome shows.

Planetarium Tickets

All planetarium shows are free with General Admission but do require timed tickets for entry. 50% of all planetarium tickets are reserved for advanced booking by PacSci members and 50% of all planetarium tickets are available for day-of booking by anyone. Tickets remaining from member pre-booking are also available day-of to all visitors. To learn more about reserving planetarium tickets, visit the Planetarium web page.

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PacSci is adjacent to the Seattle Center campus. Enter through the North Entrance in Seattle Center near the Armory and the Mural Amphitheater. Please note: the Denny Way entrance is closed.

Give the gift of curiosity with a PacSci gift certificate!

The gift certificate can be redeemed whenever you—or those on your gift list—are ready to reserve tickets or activate memberships.

Plus your purchase helps support PacSci’s mission to expand access to science across Washington state.

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  • Service animals are welcome.
  • For guests with disabilities, we invite your aide to join you for free.
  • Free wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desk in Building 1. 
  • Be sure to check out our autism resources, braille services, and more.
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EXplore together

group tickets

Bring your crew of 10 or more, for less. Try hands-on exhibits, go big with an IMAX movie, and catch a laser show. Special rates available for community groups, teens, and more.

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  • Helium balloons are not allowed inside the building. We’re happy to hold them for you.
  • Feel free to snap photos (for personal use only) everywhere except in our IMAX Theaters. Please no flash in the Planetarium and Laser Dome. Tag us @PacSci on social!
  • For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, no late seating is allowed in our IMAX Theaters and Laser Dome.
  • If you lose something, find a PacSci staff member, and we’ll do our best to help you find it in our Lost & Found bin.
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Book Your School Group

Field Trips

Register your school group for a Field Trip at PacSci and spark your students’ curiosity for science with PacSci’s exhibits and programming.

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Try a New Venue

Book Your Experience at PacSci

Our seven-acre campus in downtown Seattle is filled with inventive spaces for parties, weddings, dinners, and receptions of all sizes.